Opinion: At stake in Bill 101 decision is the very concept of Canada
There is pressure on the Canadian government to subject federally chartered agencies and businesses to Bill 101. It should do no such thing.
In recent months there has been a campaign in Quebec, orchestrated by independentist parties and nationalist movements, and now joined by a bi-partisan group of former Quebec premiers, to induce the Canadian government to subject federally chartered agencies and businesses to Bill 101. These entities account for barely four per cent of the labour force, a minimal proportion. The campaign’s goal is to counter what is held to be a “decline of French” in Montreal that is allegedly raging in downtown businesses.